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80% of children have already been vaccinated against smallpox


November 17, 2018 – 00:38
Salud hopes to reach 95% of the population between 13 months and four years. The campaign continues until the end of the month.

The Salta Ministry of Health has announced that more than 80 percent of the target population has already been immunized with an additional dose of triple viral vaccine in the national campaign against smallpox and rubella, in order to prevent the reintroduction of these pathologies in the country.

It is expected that at the end of November, when the campaign ends, the province will reach 95 percent of that population, something like about 100,941 children from 13 months to 4 years of age, according to the health portfolio.

In this regard, the head of the immunization program, Adriana Jure, said that Salta is one of the four provinces with the highest rate of vaccine use. "We are asking all parents or caregivers to take their children to be vaccinated, to avoid small and red blood from Argentina," he said.

By the end of the month

It's worth noting that the campaign started on October 1 this year, in all the jurisdictions of the country.

All children aged 13 months to 4 years of age must receive an additional dose of a triple virus vaccine, even if they have already been vaccinated, in order to achieve the national goal of eradicating these diseases.

Vaccination is carried out in all health centers and public hospitals in the country and consists of an additional, mandatory and free dose of triple vaccine for girls and boys from 13 months to 4 years, including if they have already been vaccinated.

Argentina has succeeded in confirming the elimination of rubella and congenital rubella in 2015 and the stunning of the Pan Pan American Health Organization (OPS) in 2016, but maintaining these achievements depends on coverage equal to or greater than 95 percent in all provinces, departments and Municipalities in the country, one of the main goals of this campaign.


Stomach is a very contagious and potentially serious viral disease, which is easily spread when an infected person removes respiratory secretors when talking, coughing or quaking or in contact with any contaminated object.

Especially affects children and in some cases can be deadly.

The use of this enhanced immunization is mandatory and free for all children of that time, although they have already been immunized, as it is estimated that up to 10 percent of vaccinated people do not develop the necessary protection.

How to prevent it

Triple viral vaccine is effective in the prevention of smallpox virus. This dose is mandatory and must be applied to children in order to reach the age of life with increased school income according to the National Vaccine Week: from 12 months to 5 years: the dose of triple viral vaccine (scarlet-rubella) -paperas must be certified. Over 5 years, including adults, two doses should be accredited.

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